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The APWELL Project: Andhra Pradesh's experience with participatory hydrological monitoring
Preventing groundwater abuse depends on the users' knowledge of what constitutes this over-exploitation and abuse, and why it is undesirable. The success of APWELL, therefore, depends on participatory hydrological monitoring in which the users were trained in basic hydrology and charged with monitoring the hydrological balance of the watershed.
chicu  posted 6 years 8 months ago
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Money as a means to an end: a TEDx Connaught Place talk by Ishita Khanna on Ecosphere's work in Spiti
The talk begins with a description of the valley. This section describes its location, landscape, flora, livelihoods and society.
chicu  posted 6 years 8 months ago
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Highlights from the 10-year water policy research programme of the International Water Management Institute and the Sir Ratan Tata Trust discussed at the IWMI - TATA Annual Partners' Meet at Anand, between 28-30 November, 2012
IWMI-Tata water policy research programme is a collaborative initiative between the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT). 
chicu  posted 6 years 8 months ago
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Zen and the art of wise water management: Rainwater Club's youtube channel crosses 1 million views !
Those readers who got the insider joke in the title need no introduction to the rainwater harvesting and ecological sanitation evangelist that is zenrainman.
chicu  posted 6 years 9 months ago
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'There is no topsoil anymore'- Prof. Bhavani Bijalani speaks about the Amala Bharat Campaign at TEDxAmrita University
This talk by Prof. Bhavani Bijalani introduces one of the activities introduced by the Amrita University- The Amala Bharat Campaign. Amala is something that is not impure.Thus, Amala Bharat campaign is the Clean India Campaign.
chicu  posted 6 years 9 months ago
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Hopeful after 28 years- Veer Bhadra Mishra gives a TEDx talk about the Swatcha Ganga campaign
Veer Bhadra Mishra has been working on the Swacha Ganga Campaign for the last 25 years.
chicu  posted 6 years 9 months ago
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Artificial glaciers- a Tedx talk by Chewang Norphel
Climate change however, has resulted in several of these local glaciers drying up. Chewang Norphel, a civil engineer, has pioneered the concept of creating artificial 'glaciers' that store water in the form of ice, and release it in the summer.
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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Spring water recharge programme: A study of the post-programme impact in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand by CHIRAG
CHIRAG has been working in the Kumaon area for the last 25 years, and is working on recharge springs.
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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Need a list of watershed organisations for exposure visit for Himachal Pradesh government officials
(Question received by Sanjay Parmar over email) Dear India Water Portal community members, we wish to plan an exposure visit for officials working on watershed development in Himachal Pradesh. We would like to visit and learn from suitable organizations in other states in India. Please link us to suitable organizations that we can visit. Regards, 
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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Enabling empowerment: The CORD approach towards rural development in Himachal Pradesh
The Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD) has been working in rural India since 1985. Since then , it has had an impact in 600 villages in 4 states of India.
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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Champa Devi and Kartal Singh- SRI farmers develop innovative solutions in Kangra valley, Himachal Pradesh
The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is now gaining a foothold in the mountain regions of India, with more than
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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"My Ganga, my dolphin" - WWF-India's initiative to map the Ganges River Dolphin throughout 2800 km of the Ganges from 5th-7th October, 2012
WWF-India, one of India’s leading conservation organizations with programmes and projects spread across the country, in partnership with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and under the aegis of the HSBC - supported “
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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Remembering Verghese Kurien- an article by Tushaar Shah in Economic and Political Weekly
India's dairy cooperatives today present a rare success story. This story is best represented by Amul which is today one of India's most trusted and loved brands, and also one of its most valuable, comprising a Rs.12,000 crore farmer-owned business.
chicu  posted 6 years 10 months ago
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Gharacha Dagina - Toilets as the jewels of the household, a film promoting two-pit toilets in rural India
Using analogies that resonate with the rural mind, this Marathi film by  the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (Government of Maharashtra) makes a convincing argument for toilet construction and use.The film's content has been guided by Mr.
chicu  posted 6 years 11 months ago
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Nectar of immortality: A film on the Kumbh Mela and its people
'Amrit: Nectar of Immortality' is a film shot during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in 2010. Reputed to be the biggest such gathering of people, the Mela attracted 50 million people.
chicu  posted 6 years 11 months ago
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Conservation as if democracy mattered - The first Ravi Sankaran Memorial Lecture, by Mahesh Rangarajan, Bangalore, 2 August 2012
This article presents the first Ravi Sankaran Memorial Lecture, by Mahesh Rangarajan, Bangalore, 2 August 2012: "Conservation as if Democracy Mattered". The lecture forcefully argues that the goals of both democracy and wildlife conservation are linked, and need to be addressed together.
chicu  posted 6 years 11 months ago
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Evaluation of NREGA wells in Jharkhand - A study of the construction of wells and the resultant creation of income-generating assets published in the Economic and Political Weekly
NREGA is widely criticized to be a program that creates 'empty' work for the sole purpose of employment, and does not extend itself to developing assets. This criticism is often made without supporting data, as there has been little research on asset creation through NREGA.
chicu  posted 6 years 11 months ago
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A report of the flashfloods in Uttarakhand in August 2012
Horrifying images like the one below, where a two-storey house topples like a child's toy, are commonplace in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This year, the mayhem due to a cloudburst claimed 31 lives and disrupted hundreds more. This article examines the phenomenon of frequent monsoonal damage in this mountain state, probable reasons, and suggests possible mitigation measures.
chicu  posted 6 years 11 months ago

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